You never forget your first anti-hero.
I would like to share an email I received soon after my Father’s death from a “Journalist” from the New York Times -
Sent: 7/20/2014 6:20:12 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: The New York Times
Hi there, I wanted to confirm the death of your father on Saturday night at his home in Brentwood. We are preparing an obituary for The Times.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Emma Graves Fitzsimmons
The New York Times
Even the vultures at TMZ had the sense to try to at least feign sympathy in their email…
Is it me or is this the coldest, most inappropriate and heartless email ever sent to someone who just lost a parent?
Saw the news on the cover of a magazine a few days ago. I remember watching him as Maverick and Rockford when I was a kid. I especially liked his role in The Great Escape. A good actor. He’ll be missed.
A GREAT ACTOR
James Scott Bumgarner, more famous as James Garner, film and TV star, passed away recently at the age of 86. Many people have been writing about how great a guy he was and stories about his life. A few things caught my attention. Not the least of… | Nathan Kontny | Founder of two YC companies: Inkling & Cityposh. Engineer for President Obama’s re-election campaign. Now working on Draft.
Great read on the true nature of “luck”. Just stay relaxed and be observant! ;)
What exactly are you trying to say about my Father with this post???
James Garner’s passing was very sad to hear about. He was always a welcome presence in movies and TV series. An actor who could handle any genre, from comedy to action-adventure, from romance to western. I grew up watching his TV shows and films, and I suspect many of you did, too…
Doris and Jim